The Lure

She has something hidden
behind her eyes
that weaves and catches
like a gasoline rainbow through water,
and will suck you in like a black hole.
She is nothing
but the most beautiful ghoul;
the loveliest corpse to be,
and has deepest stare you’ll ever see.
She’s a gorgeous toxicity.

She has a heart
like an empty marble bird bath,
but swears it’s still there,
just in a state of paralysis.
So go ahead and try to fill it,
but she’s dead as the timber at dawn,
and will make sure you get lost
trying to navigate to the center
of the soul she made a maze.

There are skeletons
tattooed under her tongue,
and she can taste the names of every one.
They will never drag
their bones from behind her teeth,
for she has built
a penthouse prison of bitter tang
in secret within her vocal chords.

The Lure

Nathan Emery

Joined September 2009

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